Use of complementary and alternative medicines by a sample of Turkish women for infertility enhancement: a descriptive study


Edirne T., ARICA S. G. , GUCUK S., Yildizhan R. , Kolusarı A. , Adalı E., ...Daha Fazla

BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, cilt.10, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1472-6882-10-11
  • Dergi Adı: BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Özet

Background: Infertility patients are a vulnerable group that often seeks a non-medical solution for their failure to conceive. World-wide, women use CAM for productive health, but only a limited number of studies report on CAM use to enhance fertility. Little is known about traditional and religious forms of therapies that are used in relation to conventional medicine in Turkey. We investigated the prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) used by infertile Turkish women for fertility enhancement.